TECH N9NE + WOODWARD PARK? Rapper Tech N9ne is at playing at the Woodward Park Amphitheatre tomorrow night. So far we haven’t heard any upright North Fresnans complaining about a kinda-juggalo rapper playing the park, so that’s good. E-40, Krizz Kaliko and others are there too. More info here.
THE FAIR BEGINS; QUESTIONS ABOUND: The Big Fresno Fair starts on Wednesday. Sammy Hagar kicks off the concert series, making his first appearance in Fresno since the demise of Fresno Wabo. What will he say? Anything? Will he make fun of Milt Barbis again? Will Fresno still love him? Also, comic Carlos Mencia performs Thursday. Doesn’t the fair have a rule against act swearing? How is that going to work?
THE TREASURY DEBUTS: A cool-sounding spot opening for Thursday’s ArtHop is The Treasury, a downtown art gallery, office space, by-appointment fashion boutique. It’s on Van Ness, near Divisadero, not far from Iron Bird Cafe.
THE MASQUERADE OF THE RED DEATH: Woodward Park Regional Library is hosting a Edgar Allen Poe-themed masquerade party on Friday night, tied into Fresno Big Read, which is all about Poe this year. Get fancy!
STORYLAND INDIE ROCK TAKEOVER: Storyland and Love the Captive are partnering for a magical night of music, hosting Sea Wolf’s acoustic tour inside Fresno’s beloved amusement park. How come nobody thought of this before? Sounds excellent.
BIKE THROUGH HISTORY: Did you know Fresno is celebrating its 125th birthday? The party is something — but totally cool. The City is hosting a 4.5 mile bike ride downtown on Saturday morning with stops at various Fresno landmarks. Pretty brilliant idea, methinks.
MAYBE YOU JUST WANT HALF-NAKED DUDES: Then the “Men of Playgirl” show at Tower Theatre is the place to be. We won’t judge.